Why can't more organizations place the needs of the people they serve over partisan stubbornness?
As you may have heard, an apparently mentally unstable guy shot up the Canadian Parliament earlier this week, killing a soldier, before being shot dead himself. The attack certainly raises some questions -- about dealing with mental health, about security at the Parliament and probably a few other things as well. Show More Summary
We've written a number of times about the strong, principled stand of Australian ISP iiNet for the rights of its consumers. iiNet was the ISP that was handpicked by Hollywood and the US State Departmenet to be the target of a "test" legal attack, trying to force ISPs to spy on users and become copyright cops. Show More Summary
Astronauts might hibernate on the way to Mars, but they'll eventually need to wake up and eat something. Astronaut food isn't just freeze-dried ice cream and tubes of mashed up mystery meat. Even though microgravity can adversely affect a person's sense of taste, that doesn't mean astronauts should be expected to live on endlessly dreary meals. Show More Summary
The Supreme Court of the John Roberts era gets one thing very right: It’s one of the most free-speech-protective courts in modern history. There is no purveyor of semi-pornographic crush videos, no maker of rape-aspiring violent video...Show More Summary
A soaring new skyscraper is poised to rise on Manhattan’s West Side, as legal giant Skadden Arps Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP has signed a letter of intent with Brookfield Property Partners to move to the planned 1 Manhattan West tower, according to a Skadden spokeswoman.
The whole DRM for ebooks effort is still pretty braindead all around. It's amazing to me that everyone hasn't realized what the music industry figured out years ago (after many earlier years of kicking and screaming): DRM doesn't help the creators or the copyright holders in the slightest. Show More Summary
Former NSA head Keith Alexander continues to draw the sort of attention he probably hoped he had left behind by resigning his post. His questionable business venture -- a private banking security firm seemingly dependent on patents and...Show More Summary
NFL blackout rules will be a thing of the past on November 24. So just in time for all you rabid Rams fans to watch them play the Raiders. [CommLawBlog] Electing judges is so very stupid. [What About Clients?] OK, Alex Rich: it’s time to ditch document review and become a psychic. Show More Summary
Why are there so few young lawyers?
Here are four suggestions for taking care of yourself in law school.
Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has withdrawn her name from consideration as President Barack Obama ’s nominee for attorney general, a White House official said Friday.
For the past few months, I'd been pitched a few times from people (often somehow, if in murky ways, connected to the broadband industry) arguing that all those stories about how the US is far behind in broadband is untrue if you just looked at certain states. Show More Summary
by Dennis Crouch The US Federal Government does not get a free-pass on patent infringement. Rather, the Government’s unlicensed use of a privately held patent constitutes infringement and is actionable. However, Congress created a special court to hear the cases (the Court of Federal Claims), and implemented a number of restrictions on both the adjudication […]
A few days ago, the FTC announced that it had appointed Ashkan Soltani as its chief technology officer. Soltani is a well-known (and often outspoken) security researcher who has worked at the FTC in the past. Nothing about this appointment should be all that surprising or even remotely controversial. Show More Summary
Don't use the word "cronut." Unless you're prepared to publicly mock the trademark holder.
Federal authorities have detained a man suspected of smashing his car into the Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol, reducing the disputed statute to rubble.
These folks used the footage as part of an otherwise straight-up report on the Court's shortcomings in addressing technological innovation.
The beginning of a new business, technology and legal inflection point is staring at us, chuckling at point blank. The Internet of Things (IoT) has quickly ascended to be the “new frontier” for technology vendors to explore, customers to consider and the legal community to fear. But what is the “Internet of Things” really? Depending…
A judge doesn't see conspiracy in preferential treatment gained by one movie exhibition giant read more